Nurse Practitioner (TEMP) Brandon Newborn Intensive Care Unit and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital

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Summary

The Neonatal Advanced Practice Professional will provide direct patient care to newborns/infants in Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital (VVWH) 9 East and 9 West Birthing Center as well as neonatal patients in the Brandon NICU on 8 W and the expansion unit (10 West).  The goals include providing the highest quality patient and family centered care, facilitating communication among multidisciplinary care providers, increasing educational opportunities for house staff and medical students, and innovating care of the newborn in the Children's and Women' Hospital

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Responsibilities*

  • Under physician supervision, coordinates care of acutely ill and convalescing neonates in the intensive care and acute care unit settings.
  • The APP will perform advanced diagnostic and therapeutic tasks associated with neonates admitted to the NICU.
  • Direct, coordinate and participate in neonatal transports (ground and air) to and from UMHS as assigned
  • Initiate medical treatment, in collaboration with supervising physician, to stabilize the neonate prior to and during transport and lead a team to retrieve neonates from other institutions as assigned.
  • The APP will complete detailed histories and physicals and present pertinent data to the medical staff.
  • Collect and interpret reports from diagnostic lab tests, radiographic procedures, and clinical studies.
  • Order tests and prescribe medications.
  • Perform various diagnostic, therapeutic, and minor procedures.
  • Contribute to the education of new resident physicians to the service and assist in maintaining continuity of care.
  • Confer with attending physicians and communicate with other care providers/consultants to coordinate clinical care.
  • Maintain accurate documentation regarding patient status, evaluations, and treatment.
  • Streamline the patient transfer process between levels of care, including writing discharge orders and communicating specific patient needs to team members.
  • Attend high risk deliveries, lead neonatal resuscitation activities. Participate in quality assurance activities.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the attending physician, and/or NICU medical director.
  • Utilize new improvements and/or technologies that relate to job assignment.
  • Palliative care
  • Prenatal consult services for mothers who are taking high risk medications.
  • Consult services to other newborn care providers in the birthing center, including Family Practice Physicians, Private Pediatricians, and Well Newborn Rounding Physicians. 

Note: This is a day/night position. This position includes weekend and holidays shifts as required by the service.

Required Qualifications*

Nurse Practitioner

  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner specialty certification in the State of Michigan
  • Current specialty certification to practice as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program
  • AHA approved BLS
  • Current DEA license 
  • A minimum 1 year experience as an NNP in a NICU

Physician Assistant

  • Satisfactory completion of a Physician Assistant program accredited by Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant  (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor agencies, CAHEA or CAAHEP.
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  • Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.
  • State of Michigan Controlled Substance License Required  
  • Current DEA registration required
  • AHA approved BLS 
  • A minimum 1 year experience as a PA in a NICU

In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.
NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): 
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Three (3) years of clinical practice experience as an APP in the care of critically ill neonates or infants in critical care inpatient settings
  • Demonstrated ability to positively contribute to a team.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, organization, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to function independently while assuring the medical care team is functioning smoothly and in collaboration with each other.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate clinical care ideas across multiple patient care services and to communicate as a patient advocate.
  • Demonstrated high level of critical thinking.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and manage a busy work environment. Demonstrated high level of motivation to learn and to participate in activities to improve patient care. Must reflect a professional appearance and demeanor and possess excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of current medical, surgical, and pharmaceutical treatment modalities of the acute and chronically ill neonates.

Work Schedule

Hours: Varies by the staffing needs of the unit

Shift: Day/Night rotation, shifts as required by the service.

Location: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital- 8 W, 10 W Brandon Newborn Intensive Care Unit and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital (VVWH) 9E, 9W Birthing Center

Additional Information

This job opening is for a Unit-Based Temporary NP position with Brandon Newborn Intensive Care Unit and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital
* Please note that these positions do not qualify for UMHS benefits and specific terms and conditions of employment are negotiated at the department level.
These positions are not covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Michigan and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U of M Professional Nurse Council.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with Advanced Practice Nurse opportunities please contact Michigan Medicine Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183 or e-mail nurserecruit_UMHS@med.umich.edu. For a current listing of all open APRN job opportunities at Michigan Medicine, please visit www.umnursing.org

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Selection Process

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status. 

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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